HMRC's Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) is responsible for the department's civil and criminal investigations. FIS ensures that HMRC has an effective approach to tackling the most serious tax evasion and fraud.
FIS is home to a wide range of people with a variety of skills and professional backgrounds - including accountants, cybercrime specialists, criminal justice professionals, tax professionals and operational delivery support teams to name but a few. We use a range of powers and approaches to protect funding for UK public services, investigating the most harmful tax cheats and ensuring nobody is beyond our reach.
Proceeds of Crime works with all customer segments across the Fraud Investigation Service to identify and exploit opportunities to remove assets from criminals and tax cheats using a broad range of powers and specialist capabilities.
Our operational teams work in conjunction with other teams in FIS and the wider Law Enforcement community to tackle the financial aspects of cases that will ultimately deter, disrupt and remove assets from fraudsters. Specifically you will be part of a specialist Proceeds of Crime Team supporting Civil and Criminal Operations from a financial perspective, aiming to maximise the recovery of criminal assets both within the UK and oversees. Proceeds of Crime teams use a wide range of powers and recovery tools in order to preserve and ultimately recover criminal assets gained as result of criminal attack...
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Specifically you will be part of a specialist Proceeds of Crime Team supporting Civil and Criminal Operations from a financial perspective, aiming to maximise the recovery of criminal assets both within the UK and oversees. Proceeds of Crime teams use a wide range of powers and recovery tools in order to preserve and ultimately recover criminal assets gained as result of criminal attacks on our tax systems.
Your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to);
Taking a lead in managing Restraint and Confiscation and POCA Part V investigation cases identifying, preserving and recovering criminal assets;
Making court applications and acting as Check Officer for Production and other financial investigative Orders and Warrants in line with the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002, other relevant legislation, case law and Codes of Practice;
Analysing suspect bank accounts and other financial/ case related material in order to identify criminal assets;
Ensuring powers introduced by the Criminal Finances Act (CF Act) 2017 are used to maximise recovery opportunities;
Preparing cases for Court, attending to give evidence where necessary;
Providing feedback regarding new money laundering trends/ typologies to the Risk and Intelligence Service (RIS) Intelligence Hub;
Working closely with tax professionals, insolvency professionals, forensic accountants and wider Proceeds of Crime teams to identify alternative methods of recovery;
Liaising with RIS, Offender Management and Enforcement, Financial Institutions, National Crime Agency (NCA), Police, HMRC Solicitors Office, Crown Prosecution Service, Prosecution Counsel and other third parties;
Working closely with FIS teams to identify the most appropriate recovery opportunities and financial strategy to deliver the best case outcomes;
Gathering and disseminating relevant financial intelligence to operational investigation teams;
Proactively managing and investigating POCA cash seizures, liaising with HMRC Solicitors Office where appropriate to drive cases forward. This may include more proactive operational deployments in some locations dependent on the level of training;
Maintaining accurate Management Information on an ongoing basis;
Supporting operational deployments dependent on your level of experience, skill set and training, making and being accountable for the decisions you make in the Criminal Justice system;
Maintaining NCA Accreditations following completion of the relevant training;
The role may also include managing and leading a team of financial investigators/ financial intelligence officers.
National Crime Agency Financial Investigation and Restraint and Confiscation Accreditations. For candidates from Scotland, Financial Investigation training delivered by Tulliallan Police College
Minimum of 3 years investigation experience in either a civil or criminal environment.
In order to be eligible to apply for this post you must be able to demonstrate within your CV that you hold the qualifications or experience as listed above.
We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Collaborating and partnering
Making effective decisions
Delivering at pace
Civil Service Competency Framework
Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the departments' Daily Travel Assistance guidance at HR43330.
CIDAA Base Tier
CIDAA is paid to FIS officers within a three-tiered structure that reflects the attendance requirement for the jobholder's role. Additionally, there are separate rates for each of the tiers, to reflect the difference between the London and National pay areas. CIDAA is paid monthly with salary.
CIDAA is a category 2 attendance allowance. It is reviewed each year and the amount and scope of each tier are subject to change.
Further details of the rates of allowance, pensionability and attendance required are set out in the attached documents.
CIDAA Intermediate Tier Allowances may be considered in some locations dependent on the business need.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .
If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using the Civil Service Competency Framework . Guidance on writing competency examples is available: A brief guide to competencies
Selection will be by paper sift, potentially followed by face to face interview.
In the event of a large number of applications, an initial sift may be done on the lead competency Collaborating and Partnering.
We reserve the right to raise the pass mark, to manage the number of successful candidates to be interviewed.
In the event of tied scores, the merit order will be determined on the overall score, then the scores of each competency in the order listed.
Candidates are not allowed to bring notes to interview.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.